Media Centre

headspace can provide media with access to expert comment on issues related to youth mental health as well as background information, statistics and images. We have a range of spokespeople available for comment, including headspace clinicians, psychologists, youth workers as well as young people who have their own personal mental health stories to share.

Availability for comment

headspace welcomes the opportunity to talk with media to provide insight on the issues youth face and help remove the stigma around mental health and asking for help. We’re able to comment on:

  • Youth mental health generally
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Mental health stigma and prevention
  • Early intervention
  • Bullying, cyber bullying
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Youth suicide
  • Relationship break ups
  • LGBTI issues
  • Exam stress
  • Indigenous social and emotional well being
  • Homelessness

For more information, call the headspace national media team on 0413 025 385 or send an email to

Reporting guidelines

Any story about mental health and young people should include details for headspace and the following guideline:

People aged 12-25 seeking help for a mental health problem should contact headspace at

Details of other organisations, such as LifeLine and Kids' Helpline, should also be included, depending on the nature and content of the story.

More information about reporting on suicide can be found on Mindframe.

Media Releases

Online education and support resources important for families and friends

A new report about the experience of loved ones living with a young person affected by mental health issues will ensure headspace continues providing appropriate support to family and friends.

A recent study demonstrates that headspace Work and Study is an effective service for supporting you

New research published in The Journal of Medical Internet Research demonstrates that headspace Work and Study is an effective service in supporting young people with their vocational needs.
More than ever before, young people need support with their work or study situation given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A National Day for all Australians

26 January: Position Statement. The process of healing cannot begin until we have honest conversation and truth-telling about our history and its impacts.

Young people launch initiative to shatter mental health stigma and make the invisible visible

New research from headspace reveals stigma surrounding mental health still a major issue

Coping with COVID: the mental health impact on young people accessing headspace services

Between 25 May and 5 June this year, headspace surveyed more than 3,500 young people who attended or received support from one of our centres across the country. We asked about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives and mental health and worryingly, young people reported there was a significant impact. That said, it’s important to note young people also demonstrated resilience in their ability to get through these tough times, and find some positives of what is a very disruptive period.

More support for mental health and education welcomed for young Victorians

headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the funding from the Victorian State Government to support young Victorians impacted by stage four COVID-19 restrictions now and into the future.

$5m Government funding for headspace vital to supporting young people in Victoria

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the $5m investment announced by the Federal Government today to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Victoria

young people express deepening concern for the future of work and study, according to research

New research released today by headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation has revealed half of young people feel their study (53%) and work (48%) situation has been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.